About Kailash tour with Simikot Hilsa trek
Kailash tour with Simikot – Hilsa trek offers a unique opportunity for those intrepid and daunting trekkers who are in search of virgin and chanlleging trekking route. Among all the trekking routes in Nepal, trekking from Simikot to Hilsa route is relatively less explored area as it is highly remote with topographically difficult terrain. In terms of infrastructure in this route, there are no tea houses at all. The trek has to be fully organized along with the full Sherpa support. However, the unique people, their culture & life st
yle and rugged landscape are the special attraction of this route. It makes the trek highly rewarding.
One time completely inaccessible Mt Kailash can be reached from three directions. One is through the nearest newly opened border point between Nepal and Tibet: Kerung; the 2nd one is through Lhasa by flight and the third via Simikot with a bit strenuous trekking of 5-6 days. With no surprise, the trekking lovers prefer the last option as the route is still almost virgin and serene.
This is how, obviously, it is more expensive than other trekking routes. It is more expensive not only because of its difficult terrain, but also because once the trekkers enter Tibet via Hilsa and Sher on their way Mt Kailash, all the Nepali support staff do not have any role to play in Tibet at all. They all have to return the same way back to Simikot and Kathmandu along with all equipments and enough food support till they reach back to Simikot. This is how an extra is added.
In Tibet side, the road is excellent and basic guest houses with food support are easily available at every overnight spot. Even in the 53 km Kailash circuit (kora) route where every visitor is required to walk for 2½ days, basic tented guest houses with food support are easily available. Also, at the end of the tour in Nepal side called Kerung, there are good hotels and guest houses.
Interestingly, this route to Mt Kailash and Manasarovar is also popular among the high end group of the Indian pilgrims who take 20-30 min helicopter journey to Hilsa from Simikot (both way) and pay special homage to Mt Kailash and Manasarovar. It saves their time and energy. Meantime, it is worth knowing that no helicopter flights are allowed in the Tibetan side. It drops and picks us up just at Hilsa in the Nepal side near to the border.
In fact, the Kailash tour with Simikot – Hilsa trek is especially for those who love to explore less explored areas. If you love to visit this unique and nearly unexplored area, join us and have a great time with us.
- Scenic flight from Kathmandu – Nepalganj – Simikot,
- Beautiful trek of 6 days along the almost virgin trail from Simikot to Hilsa on the Nepal side,
- Wonderful picturesque drive on the Tibetan plateau on the excellent road,
- Explore Manasarovar (one of the largest fresh water holy lake in Tibet,
- Enjoy the strong presence of Mt Kailash, focus of the tour
- Colorful prayer flags beautifully flapping on the kora trail, on each Tibetan house, on the high passes and on each monastery,
- Immersing yourself in the Tibetan culture with beautiful monasteries and people,
- Accompaniment of a good English speaking Tibetan guide throughout the tour
- Good food (both veg & non-veg) available throughout the tour
- Memorable 2½ day circumambulation (kora) around Mt Kailash on foot,